Archive | March, 2012

Drum studio build #1

28 Mar

So, if you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll know I’m about to build a home studio to record my drums in. The house is bought, the room chosen and I already own the recording gear. All systems GO!

I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the best way to do it (for the space and budget I have) and all the possible products (I swear they double the price of EVERYTHING when the words ‘acoustic’ or ‘soundproofing’ are involved).

Tonight it’s time to get out the measuring tape, do some calculations and then order exactly what I need, easy ;-). Building starts next week (with the help of someone a little more experienced with studwork/plasterboard/rockwool than I, ie. my Dad!) and I’ll keep you up-to-date with the process and any scrapes and injuries that happen along the way. Maybe if you’ve got a studio build in mind you can learn some stuff that works and quite possibly some stuff that doesn’t!

Brockster

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New additions, whoops….

18 Mar

It’s been a busy week of drumming in lots of different styles, but there’s also been a new addition!

As a drummer there’s ALWAYS something else you want, be it another cymbal that gives a different sound or will suit a certain style, a new snare or any number of other bits and bobs you simply can’t live without, it’s never ending. I recently discovered that recording gear takes this to a whole other level of madness, it’s infinite! I’ve got loads of extra bits to buy lined-up for the new studio, but in the meantime I’ve accidentally bought another drum kit 😉  This one will be for live work and means I can have my favourite kit set-up and mic’d in the studio all the time, so I can get a great sound quickly. That’ll leave the new kit for gigging and one for jazz (either studio or live) – see, I definitely didn’t have enough drums before!

Have a good weekend, just off to watch the footie!

New drums

Upwrapping my shiny new kit!

 

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